North Dakota Pharmacist Prescribes Monster Spray to Children Afraid to Sleep Alone

If sprays can get rid of household pests, then why not resident monsters? A North Dakota father-and-daughter pharmacist duo have hit upon an ingenious idea that could potentially banish the night-time woes of parents all over the world. Jeff Dodds and his daughter Josslyn Dodds are both employees at Barrett Pharmacy in Watford City. They worked together to create the potion – a bit of colored water in a medicine spray bottle with some very creative labelling. The small bottle contains 120 sprays and allows for one refill; it’s called Monster Spray and, as the name suggests, it’s meant to get rid of monsters under children’s beds. Surprisingly, the concept is a success!

So how does the Monster Spray work exactly? According to the label on the bottle, you need to ‘spray around the room at night before bed, repeat if necessary’. It seems that this simple routine has been satisfying kids for the past five years or so – Barrett has used it to cure a handful of children with monster-fears. “It’s 100 percent safe and it works amazingly,” said Josslyn. “It really seems to get rid of the monsters.” According to the parents who have used it, it’s the realistic prescription bottle that convinces their children.


Photo: Josslyn Dodds

“I had to put it in a prescription bottle,” said Austin Johnson, a pharmacy technician at Barrett. The idea for Monster Spray came about when Johnson’s friend had trouble getting her kid to sleep because of the monsters. “She wouldn’t have believed it if it hadn’t come from the pharmacy with the label.” The friend’s 6-year-old daughter sprayed the medicine for three nights before believing that her room was truly monster-free.


Photo: Imgur

Monster Spray has been in the news since a photograph of the bottle went viral on Facebook. Josslyn said that she found the all the attention overwhelming, but positive. But when asked about the recipe for the monster-repelling brew, she said: “I’m not telling. I don’t want to say.”

Sources: Jax Observer, ABC News

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